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Monthly Archive for March, 2018

Our colleague René Westerholt was recently invited to deliver a Masterclass on ‘Spatial Analysis’ at the University of Warwick (UK) on Tuesday, 6th of March. The one-day-event was hosted by the Q-Step Centre, an initiative to strengthen quantiative skills of students enrolled at the Social Science Faculty. The workshop was attended by students from various [...]

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The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) is funding scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. For 2018, seven Education and Capacity [...]

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LandSense Innovation Challenge

The LandSense Team is thrilled to announce the first LandSense Innovation Challenge, which targets individuals, web-entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs coming from all participating H2020 countries, to present innovative IT solutions in addressing one of the three LandSense domains: Urban Landscape Dynamics, Agricultural Land Use, and Forest & Habitat Monitoring (learn more here).
The focus of this challenge [...]

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The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) provides immediate support for disaster or humanitarian responses by coordinating and activating a global network of mappers that contribute up-to-date geodata to the OSM database. For example, after the Nepal earthquake 2015 volunteers added up to 800 km to the OSM street network per hour! This information could successfully support [...]

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Our colleague Wei Huang was invited to give a talk at the Institute of Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System, Peking University, Beijing, China, on Mach 5, 2018. He presented his recent research on human activity pattern study at city scale based on geospatial data analytics. The researchers in the institute at Peking University also [...]

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Heidelberg University invites applications for one full-time PhD student and one Senior Researcher (Postdoc) for “Geographic 3D Point Cloud Analysis” in the 3D Geospatial Data Processing Group (Prof. B. Höfle) at the Department of Geography. The 3DGeo group is also affiliated with two research centers – the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) and the [...]

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Das Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) verfügt über zahlreiche inhaltlichen und methodischen Kernkompetenzen im Bereich „Umwelt“ an der Universität Heidelberg. Diese sollen über einen Online-Fragebogen systematisch erfasst und anschließend auf einer interaktiven Webseite visualisiert und zugänglich gemacht werden.
Für die technische Umsetzung der Online-Umfrage zur Datenerfassung und für die graphische und dynamische Darstellung der aufgenommenen [...]

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For the fourth time, GIScience/HeiGIT supported the Kinderuni of Heidelberg University. Last Saturday, 03.03.2018, interested children between 9-12 were invited to join members of the group and learn about the various kinds of work of geographers, and current projects at GIScience.
After providing an overview of geography and different kinds of geodata, the young participants could [...]

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We cordially invite everybody interested to our next open GIScience colloquium talk
The speaker is Dr. Benjamin Bechtel
from the Institute of Geography / Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability,
Universität Hamburg www.clisap.de cen.uni-hamburg.de
When: Thursday 08.03.2018, 14ct
Where: INF 348, room015 (Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University)
Abstract:
New observations of urban climates – remote sensing and [...]

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VGI-ALIVE - AnaLysis, Integration, Vision, Engagement
Tuesday 12th June 2018, Lund, Sweden, Workshop at AGILE 2018
Introduction to the VGI-ALIVE Workshop
The steady rise of data volume shared on already established and new Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and social media platforms calls for advanced analysis methods of user contribution patterns, leads to continued challenges in data fusion, and provides also new [...]

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